CZECH WOMEN: NOW WE ARE FREE

CZECH WOMEN: NOW WE ARE FREE

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1980
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Zuzana Justman
    1993, color, 60 mins.
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125


    The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" of November 1989, which put an end to decades of communist rule in Czechoslovakia, has led to a remarkable transformation of people's day-to-day lives. This documentary profiles a variety of Czech women—a rock singer, a factory worker, a private farmer, the wife of a former Communist Party leader, and the owner of a small business, among others—to show the ways in their their lives are changing. Relations with men, family life under communism, the influence of Western feminism, a sudden end to government censorship, the demands of career and family—their candid discussion of these and many other issues reflect the difficulties and rewards of a newly democratic society.

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    "Absorbing, beautifully shot and edited" -The Village Voice